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East Grand Rapids High School

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2 weeks ago by Audrey Pyper (senior captain)

Crew takes to the water vs Rockford/Northview, Next up Alumni!

Fog settled over the Grand River this morning as the crew team geared up for the first race of the season, including 17 novice rowers testing racecourse waters for the first time. A dual regatta against Juniper Boat Club (the combined forces of Rockford and Northview). 

The team overall got in some great racing against excellent competition, with standout performances from the Men's Varsity 4x (4. Alex Galbraith, 3. Kyle Douglas, 2. Will Hammerslag, 1. Ethan Walters), who finished 1st.  The Men's Varsity 4+ (4. Balin Cooper, 3. Owen Pyper, 2. Andrew Bonnah, 1. Liam Jenkins, c. Grace Barfknecht) also placed 1st in their event. Remarking on the race, coxswain Grace Barfknecht was excited for what the future holds:: “Power-wise we were just zooming, we passed two girls varsity eights.” Liam Jenkins also placed 1st in the Men’s 1x, while the senior duo of Balin Cooper and Owen Pyper captured the gold in the Men’s 2x. Overall the men's team had a very strong showing, with the novice squad also getting in some good racing.

On the girl’s side, the novices were excited to finally get their first real race behind them.  As freshman Isabel Cline described, going off a race starting line is more nerve-wracking than in practice. “You’re a lot more nervous. You push a lot harder at the end because you have a goal to get to.” They all agreed that their first race was better than the second, with Sydney Muller remarking that they will focus more on “set and timing” in the future. The varsity girls had a good performance today as well, with juniors Bella Olsen and Ellie Iorio taking 2nd in the 2x and 2nd in the Women’s V4+ alongside seniors Onora Lancaster and Ashley Walker, coxed by Lila Tappan. Ashley Walker noted that the racing today felt pretty dramatic, with her oarlock coming undone on the course and the appearance of a spider bigger than Emmeline Roney’s head. Onora Lancaster recalled, “one of them had twelve fingers! It was reaching out toward me with its bloody claw; all I saw was spider!” All in all, it was a good way to start the season, with strong performances indicating good things for future regattas.  Full results below.

Next week, we'll take to the water's in a friendly race against some old faces on Reeds lake.  Any EGR Crew Alumni interested in competing in some 500m sprints next week should come on down to the boathouse at 9AM on Saturday, Oct 6.

 

RESULTS BY EVENT
Men's Varsity 8+
1st: EGR A (Ellie Greer, Ballin Cooper, Andrew Morgan, Liam Jenkins, Owen Pyper, Ian Walschots, Kyle Douglas, Will Hammerslag, Alex Galbraith)
2nd: Juniper
3rd: EGR B (Kenzie MacDougall, Tristan Rebuen, Ethan Walters, Andrew Bonnah, Jason Barfknecht, Josiah Durall, Daniel Koenen, Jacob Schorr, Tom Loos)

Men's Varsity 4+
1st: EGR A (Balin Cooper, Owen Pyper, Liam Jenkins, Andrew Bonnah, Grace Barfknect)
2nd: Juniper A
3rd: Juniper B
4th: EGR B (Jacob Schorr, Nick Fabrizio, Jackson Busch, Owen Crosby, Kenzie MacDougall)

Men's Varsity 4x
1st: EGR A (Will Hammerslag, Alex Galbraith, Kyle Douglas, Ethan Walters)
2nd: Juniper 
3rd: EGR B (Jacob Schorr, Josiah Durall, Tristan Reuben, Jason Barfknecht)

Men's Varsity 2x
1st: EGR A (Balin Cooper, Owen Pyper)
2nd: Juniper A
3rd: EGR B (Tom Loos, Andrew Morgan)
4th: Juniper B

Men's Varsity 1x
1st: EGR A (Liam Jenkins)
2nd: Juniper
3rd: EGR B (Andrew Bonnah)

Men's Novice 8+ (run 1):
1st: Juniper
2nd: EGR (Grace Barfknecht, Ian Walschots, Daniel Koenen, Ian Craigie, Benson Lam, Sam Gamble, Anton gil, Hank Sippel, Henry Kolk)

Men's Novice 8+ (run 2):
1st: EGR (Sam Gamble, Anton Gill, Ian Craigie, Benson Lam, Hank Sippel, Henry Kolk, Nick Fabrizio, Luke Sippel)
2nd: Juniper

Men's Novice 8+ (run 3)/Middle School 8+
1st: Juniper A
2nd: EGR (Grace Barfknecht, Anton Gill, Sam Gamble, Benson Lam, Ian Craigie, Luke Sippel, Hank Sippel, Henry Kolk, Vincent Ballast)
3rd: Juniper B
4th: Juniper C
5th: Juniper D

Women's Varsity 8+
1st: Juniper
2nd: EGR (Lila Tappan, Bella Olsen, Ellie Iorio, Ashley Walker, Onora Lancaster, Minnie Darr, Lilly King, Xanthe Vitaz, Emmeline Roney)

Women's Varsity 4+
1st: Juniper A
2nd: EGR A (Ashley Walker, Ellie Iorio, Bella Olsen, Onora Lancaster, Lila Tappan)
3rd: Juniper B
4th: EGR B (Xanthe Vitaz, Emmeline Roney, Lilly King, Minnie Darr, Sophie Campbell)

Women's Varsity 2x
1st: Juniper A
2nd: EGR A (Bella Olsen, Ellie Iorio)
3rd: EGR B (Ashley Walker, Onora Lancaster)
4th: Juniper B

Women's Varsity 1x:
1st: EGR A (Xanthe Vitaz)
2nd: EGR B (Lilly King)
3rd: Juniper A
4th: Juniper B

Women's Novice 8+ (run 1)
1st: EGR (Lila Tappan, Reece Thurston, Sydney Muller, Isabella Bigler, Isabel Cline, Hannah Smith, Ella Pike, Ellie Greer, Abigail Cline)
2nd: Juniper A
3rd: Juniper B

Women's Novice 8+ (run 2)
1st: Juniper A
2nd: EGR (Sophie Campbell, Isabella Bigler, Sydney Muller, Reece Thurston, Isabel Cline, Hannah Smith, Ella Pike, Ellie Greer, Abigail Cline
3rd: Juniper B


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